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VOLKSWAGEN ARTEON ARRIVES IN SOUTH AFRICA – OFFICIAL PRICING

May 23 , 2018

Volkswagen has launched its new Arteon sedan in South Africa.

 

The vehicle will be available in three models (the Elegance, the R-Line, and the R-Line 4MOTION), with pricing starting at R599, 900.

 

Its petrol engine boasts an impressive 206 kW (280 PS) with a fuel consumption of 9.2 l/100 km on urban road and 6.2 l/100 km in rural areas.

 

In contrast, you can expect a 176 kW (240 PS) bi-turbo engine from the diesel variant, which promises consumption of 9.2 l/100 km and 5.1 l/100km in non-urban environments.

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WATCH: Couple marry in Zim hospital days after serious croc attack

May 22 , 2018

A Zimbabwean woman got married in hospital this weekend – days after her arm was bitten off in a crocodile attack near Victoria Falls, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

Zanele Ndlovu, a former national tennis player, married Jamie Fox on Saturday in a chapel at Bulawayo’s Mater Dei hospital where she was treated for her injuries, reports the Sunday News.

“This has never happened before and it is quite exciting. You can tell people are all excited about this,” a hospital staffer told the paper.

Lucky to be alive

Pictures from the chapel service… read more


Unions mull fresh wage offer as bus strike enters its fourth week

May 22 , 2018

Satawu says unions are deliberating after the new proposal from the bargaining council and the CCMA and will consult members on Monday.

Transport unions are considering a new wage offer as the national bus strike enters its fourth week.

“The bargaining council and the CCMA [Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration] have put a proposal on the table of 8.75% for year one and 8.25% for year two. Unions are deliberating and will start consulting members [on Monday]‚” said Zanele Sabela‚ the spokeswoman for the South African Transport and Allied Workers… read more


WE GO BEHIND-THE-SCENES WITH MOZART AND SALIERI

May 16 , 2018

Experience the modern ballet as it’s never been seen before.

 

The local ballet company is starting the year with a ground-breaking adaptation of Alexander Pushkin’s short story Mozart and Salieri.

Acclaimed choreographer, Marc Goldberg, has combined a classical story with a 21st century design to bring a sweeping and cinematic experience to modern ballet as it’s never been seen before.

The show boasts 3D-mapping, animated projections and costumes by three separate designers and is currently on stage at Artscape Opera House in Cape Town with… read more


2018 King of the Hill: Times tumble, Nissan dominates

May 11 , 2018

The 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb delivered an enthralling mix of thrills and excitement, with some stunning new records being set on the Simola Hill – both amongst the competitors’ times, as well as the number of spectators attending the three-day event.

More than 17 000 people attended the ninth edition of the Hillclimb, held in Knysna from 4 to 6 May, about 2000 more than last year’s record-breaking attendance.

Records tumbled

When the action drew to a close, all-new King of the Hill records had been established in each of the three categories, but the times between… read more


Kenya: Rain, Rain, Rain Everywhere, But No Water Is Being Harvested

Apr 03 , 2018

Nairobians are questioning why rain water is not being harvested in dams to offer reprieve during the constant water rationings.

Those on Twitter shared videos of the floods and illustrations on how the run-off water could be harvested.

Some however stated the need for the run-off water to be purified urging Nairobians not to litter so as to have harvestable water.

The Meteorological Department on Monday issued a floods warning to Nairobi residents.

FLOODING

Some of the areas named as likely to experience flooding are South C Shopping Centre, Mathare, Huruma,… read more


Ghana is ‘about to have an oil boom’

Mar 29 , 2018

Ghana’s economy is seen expanding by 8.3 percent this year, making it one of the world’s fastest growing. The rapid growth is due to new oil coming online. Meanwhile Ghana’s cocoa industry, for which it is world famous, could face headwinds due to climate change and urbanization. Ludovic Marin | AFP | Getty Images

French President Emmanuel Macron (2nd R) and Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo in Accra, Ghana, on November 30, 2017.

Ghana, the west African nation known as one of the world’s largest cocoa producers, is on course for skyrocketing economic… read more


Egypt sees tourism rebound ahead of vote

Mar 28 , 2018

Egypt is seeing a promising rebound in tourism following devastating jihadist attacks, in welcome news to the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as he seeks re-election this month.

In the eastern Red Sea city of Hurghada, tourists lounge on sunbeds on the beach or play volleyball as boats carrying divers pass by. Among them is Bent Skovboe from Denmark, a 77-year-old who says he has visited Egypt more than 75 times.

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Attacks on tourism

“If there was only Red Sea for snorkeling, I will come, but they also have pyramids in Cairo, temples in… read more


ENERGY DEPT NEEDS R1 TRILLION FOR NUCLEAR PLANS

Mar 16 , 2018

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene confirmed that nuclear plans will remain on the table but will only be implemented at a pace the country can afford.

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says the Energy Department will need a budget of R1 trillion for its nuclear plans.

Nene confirmed that nuclear plans will remain on the table but will only be implemented at a pace the country can afford.

The Finance Minister gave his first public address in Tshwane on Monday at a Fedusa conference.

“Which means we must not move away from the existing plans and we’re sitting with the… read more


Cape Town to host African peering forum

Mar 16 , 2018

The Internet Society and African IXP Association (AFIX) will hold the 9th annual Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) in Cape Town, South Africa hosted by the Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA).

The conference will be held from 21-23 of August 2018 in conjunction with Internet industry conference iWeek, which will run from 20-24 August 2018.

AfPIF is an annual event that serves as a platform to expand and develop the African Internet. It connects infrastructure, service, and content providers with policymakers in order to identify and discuss ways to… read more